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Yuma Sector Checkpoint Agents Seize Fentanyl Pills

Release Date: 
May 7, 2020

YUMA, Ariz. – On Tuesday evening, Border Patrol agents working the I-8 immigration checkpoint encountered three subjects attempting to transport fentanyl pills.

At approximately 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening, agents encountered a 2009 Ford Focus with three individuals. A Border Patrol canine alerted to the vehicle, and it was sent to secondary inspection. Agents searched the vehicle, and found a backpack located in the back seat of the vehicle containing four bags of fentanyl pills.  The total weight of the pills was 2.45 pounds, and the approximate value was $33,000.

One of four bags of fentanyl pills seized by Yuma Sector agents on Tuesday evening
One of four bags of fentanyl pills seized by
Yuma Sector agents on Tuesday evening

The driver, a 35-year-old female, the front seat passenger a 55-year-old male, and the rear seat passenger a 31-year-old male, were all US Citizens. The back seat passenger was arrested for possession with intent and violation of supervised release. The narcotics and vehicle were seized.

Fentanyl is an extremely hazardous substance to handle reminding the public of the dangers Border Patrol agents face daily.

Last modified: 
May 7, 2020